Hey Dr. Darden,
Conventional wisdom states that in order to gain muscle you need a much higher calorie intake which usually leads to an increase in fat. However, I remember reading Casey Viator gained muscle while loosing fat during the Colorado Experiment & I also remember you asking someone in your prior site “What if I told you that in order to gain muscle you needed to loose fat?” or something along those lines then mentioning someone you had trained before who lost fat while gaining muscle. I’ve lost about 25 lbs this year & although I havent been measuring my arms or what not I’m pretty sure I’ve put on muscle based on how my suits & shirt fit me.
So to get to the point here are 2 questions I hope you can answer:
- How realistic is it to expect to gain muscle without a calorie surplus or even while trying to loose fat?
- If its realistically possible then how can your average guy achieve it?
Thanks in advance Ellington